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'Change is coming': Shifting loyalties behind UK vote

Birmingham - "I've never, ever known it like this," said Brexit Party supporter Peter Stokes-Chapman following a febrile rally in the Midlands, where shifting loyalties point to a looming electoral disaster for Britain's two main parties.

Britain faces UN defeat over Chagos islands

New York - Britain is bracing for a crushing defeat at the United Nations on Wednesday when the General Assembly is expected to adopt a measure demanding that London cede the British-ruled Chagos islands, home to an important military base.

Omani writer wins Man Booker literature prize

London - Jokha Alharthi on Tuesday became the first Arabic author to win the Man Booker International prize for her novel "Celestial Bodies" which reveals her Omani homeland's post-colonial transformation.

Embattled May dangles promise of new Brexit vote

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Tuesday to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of her final effort to salvage her hated EU divorce deal.

May holds out promise of new Brexit referendum

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Tuesday to give lawmakers a vote on whether to hold a second Brexit referendum as part of a last-gasp push to get her deal over the line.

Brexit scenarios: the paths ahead

London - After British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered MPs a series of sweeteners to vote for her deal to leave the EU, where is the process headed?

Milkshakes become weapon of choice in UK European campaign

London - The lowly milkshake has turned into an unlikely weapon of choice for Britons determine to make a splashy statement against the rise of the Brexit-backing populist right.

Swedish prosecutor issues formal request to hold Assange on rape suspicion

Stockholm - Swedish prosecutors on Monday issued a formal request to hold WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently imprisoned in Britain, on suspicion of rape -- a first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

Spanish, French or Polish: expats fight Brexit at UK polls

Wilmslow - Chatting with voters in a small town in northwest England ahead of this week's European elections, lawyer Sophie Larroque's French accent is hard to miss.

Britain's UKIP turns to far-right in bid to stay relevant

Exeter - The UK Independence Party, which came first in the 2014 European elections in Britain, has taken a turn to the far-right as it struggles to recover from a long slump in popularity.

Talks to end Brexit deadlock collapse

London - Britain's Labour opposition pulled the plug Friday on six weeks of Brexit compromise talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, blaming her evaporating authority as her premiership nears its death throes.

Boris Johnson says will stand as UK PM agrees to set exit date

London - Britain's Boris Johnson confirmed Thursday he will seek to become prime minister when Theresa May quits, reports said, as she promised to set out a departure timetable early next month.

Global study finds third of female lawyers harassed

London - The world's largest survey of sexual harassment in the legal profession has found one in three women said they had suffered abuse from their bosses and colleagues.

Cyprus protests British comments on offshore gas rights

Nicosia - Cyprus officially protested to Britain on Wednesday over "unacceptable" comments made by a Foreign Office minister that questioned its right to exploit offshore energy reserves while the island remains divided.

Anti-Kremlin campaigner calls for 'French Magnitsky act'

Paris - A British financier who has infuriated the Kremlin by spearheading legislation worldwide to sanction Russian officials and oligarchs said Wednesday he is hopeful of a similar law being agreed in France.

British govt to put forward Brexit bill in June

London - Prime Minister Theresa May's government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament, a Downing Street spokesman announced on Tuesday.

British general in Iraq says no elevated Iran threat

Washington - The international coalition in Iraq and Syria said Tuesday its troops were not feeling any intensified threat from Iran in the region, seemingly contrary to Trump administration warnings.

Ecuador to give US Assange's possessions: lawyers

Madrid - Ecuador will hand over to the United States documents and computer hardware which Wikileaks founder and whistleblower Julian Assange left behind at its London embassy, his lawyers said Monday.

Julian Assange: from political asylum to prison

Paris - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is fighting extradition to the United States to face charges over the 2010 publication of thousands of classified documents.

Britain's Trump? Farage surges on Brexit discontent

London - Polls show his Brexit Party easily winning next week's European Parliament polls and edging ahead of Theresa May's Conservatives in a UK general election.

Secretive British billionaire Barclay sues over French play

Caen - A court in northern France on Monday was to begin hearing a case brought by one of the secretive Barclay brothers, who own the Daily Telegraph and the Ritz Hotel, claiming he was defamed in a play by a French writer.

May's Conservatives battle Brexit ballot bloodbath

Bristol - British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives are facing a battering at this month's European Parliament elections amid the Brexit impasse, presenting their candidates with quite a challenge in the campaign for votes.

Two in N. Irish court charged with rioting as journalist killed

London - Two men appeared in court on Saturday charged with rioting in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on the night a journalist was shot dead.

Sri Lanka probes British bride's honeymoon death

Colombo - The husband of a British bride who died on her honeymoon in Sri Lanka will be kept in the country at least until a formal hearing on the death is held on Wednesday, police said.

Britain's answer to 'King Tut's tomb' found on roadside

London - Excited archeologists on Thursday hailed an ancient burial site found on the side of a road near a pub and a budget supermarket as Britain's answer to the tomb of Egypt's King Tutankhamun.

Beckham handed driving ban for using phone at the wheel

London - Former England footballer David Beckham was on Thursday disqualified from driving for six months after using his phone while behind the wheel.

British PM rejects calls for resignation timetable

London - Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday resisted demands from within her party to give a clear timetable for stepping down, with her spokesman insisting she would stay until Britain's exit from the EU is finalised.

Miner BHP faces £5bn claim over Brazil dam collapse

London - Global mining giant BHP Billiton faced Wednesday a £5.0 billion ($6.5 billion, 5.8 billion euros) claim for damages over a Brazilian dam collapse that killed 19 people in late 2015, sources said.

Pompeo seeks to win over Britain on Iran, Huawei

London - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in London on Wednesday on a delicate mission aimed at convincing Washington's crucial European ally to back its tough stances on Iran and China.

Line of succession to the British throne

London - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's newborn baby, whose name is set to be revealed on Wednesday, is seventh in line to the British throne.The baby's arrival means Prince Andrew, Harry's uncle, dropping down to eighth in line.
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